OSAMU TEZUKA

The “god of manga”, Osamu Tezuka alone created comics with epic stories and established the foundation of anime culture in Japan. His legacy continues through his influence of many noted manga artists, including Fujiko F. Fujio and Mitsuteru Yokoyama (author of Tetsujin 28-go). Tezuka produced a series of popular manga hits for over 40 years until his death in 1989. The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum, located where he grew up in Takarazuka, Hyogo Pref., and managed by Takarazuka City, exhibits a number of precious historical materials and works of manga and anime.

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One of his masterpieces, Tetsuwan ATOM (Astro Boy), became the first domestically produced 30-minute TV anime series in Japan. Tezuka not only drew the original manga but also handled the animation production. He adopted a method called “limited animation” requiring simplified motion while allowing the story itself to bring true strength to the work. This labor-saving technique had an enormous influence on subsequent Japanese anime works. Ribon no Kishi (Princess Knight), inspired by watching many performances of the all-girl Takarazuka Revue, helped establish a genre called “girl manga.” Black Jack, which drew on his knowledge as a medical doctor, helped launch the medical manga genre.

In the library at the Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum, you can see his works translated into various languages from around the world.

Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum

7-65 Mukogawa
Takarazuka-shi, Hyogo Pref.

KOBE TETSUJIN 28-GO
mega-size robot who saves the peace in Kobe city
NEXT GENERATION
TOYOTA x STUDIO4°C collaboration begins a new PES Project called “Next Generation”
GAME BAR
a gathering spot for grownups where old games are available
OSAMU TEZUKA
creator of Japan’s manga and anime cultures
Massage chair
マッサージチェア
Karaoke
カラオケ
Chopsticks
Shrine visit
参拝
Ramen Museum
ラーメン博物館
Scramble crossing
スクランブル交差点
Harajuku girl
原宿ガール
Gundam 1/1
ガンダム1/1
Ryukyu Karate
琉球空手
International Avenue
国際通り
Haarii
ハーリー
Shuri Castle
首里城
Taiwan
Mobile Suit Gundam
Finland
Last Exile: Fam the Silver Wing
Japan
Saint Seiya
Singapore
Hakuohki
Outdoor girl finds kawaii in a sleeping bag.
Harajuku fashion is a way to express myself.
Cute community character promotes local charms.
“Twintail” — simple dream-come-true magic for change.
Manga Museum
マンガミュージアム
Kyoto confectionary
京菓子
Suguki pickles
すぐき漬け
Zazen
坐禅
Elevator attendants
エレベーターアテンダント
ANREALAGE
アンリアレイジ
SIRI SIRI
SIRISIRI
Wrapping
ラッピング
TEMPURA
天婦羅
ODEN
おでん
SOBA
蕎麦
RAMEN
ラーメン
KOHEI NAWA
MANABU IKEDA
TAKU OBATA
TABAIMO
MENBURYU
NEBUTA MATSURI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
KYUDO
弓道
IAI
居合
KARATEDO
空手
JUDO
柔道
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
食品サンプル職人
EDOKIRIKO
江戸切子職人
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター